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Niagara, March 3.
Evening Bulletin. Est. 1882,-No. 6410
14 PAGES HONOLULU, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY, FEBR U A UY 2D, 191 (I. 1 4 PAGES
PRICE FIVE CENTO
Hawaiian Star. Vol. XXIII. No. 4.1
Y AD LOSSES ONE 0
REPEAL OF FREE
Prince- Kalanianaole Thinks
Few - Democrats Will Fight
Measure, But is Certain it
Will Do Them No Good at AH
NO MONEY IN SIGHT FOR
KALIHI HARBOR PLANS
Old Project Voted $106,000,
Which Kuhio Thinks May Be
Transferred; Park Bill is on
Calendar in House
"Repeal of the free sugar clause is
certain. There ih no question ' about
it A few Democrats will fight the
measure, but it wont do tnem any
cood." said Prince J. K. Kalanianaole,
JIawail's delegate to Congress, this
morning on the Matsonla, returning
- from Washington
The prince says he has returned to
Honolulu in the interests of hia suit
to set aside the deed which creates
the Queen Liliuokalanl trust "I will
return to Washington as soon as the
case is over," he stated. ; ... "
I Concerning Hawaiian legislation
new. before ' Congress, the "delegate
pays all bills affecting Hawaii are now
making some progress and that the
' Pole pension bill has lcen reported
cut. ', ' " '
I received the Chamber of Com
merce's cable asking me to Introduce
a bill to secure a naval academy for
Hawaii, on .the day I was leaving." he
said, "but I. instructed , my secretary
to draw up such a bill and introduce
lt I think it has already been Intro-
duced." r- . "
noinma Tor rvjiint. rijn.-: r. .jy. -;..-
KeEanlrag1he barber improvement
, project Delegate Kubjo said ho . had
not been able to secure an appropria
tion for the fKallhl project, but had
obtained: $105,000 Tor. .the.;. old: plax
and hopes to have it amended bo that
it can eo into the new project
"The Kllauea National 'Park bill U
row before the house, on the calendar.
taking its turn with the various com
mittees. We are going to work to get
the park established ' first and later
try for an. appropriation ior its im
provement" he ttated. -
- Prince' Kuhio eatd the weather this
winter in Washington had been good,
but that there had been plenty of
"pneumonia weather" and two or three
- Teal old snaps. He reported an ex
cellent trip. 1 -' , ' ' ?
- In honor of the delegate's return,
and of former Governor David I.
Walsh of Massachusetts, who was also
a" passenger on the Matsonla,' the Ha-
walian band played the Star-Spangled
banner as they walked down the gang-
. plank. " .v.- . '. - f V;. "
HE ASSURES HAWAII
FREE SUGAR CLAUSE
WILL BE REPEALED
DeJectate - J. -Kuhio Kalanianaole. A
Vrecent photo taken on the Capitol
step in winter.
IF CITY'S NEEDS
Governor Issues Statement;
Judges May Find Super
visors in Contempt
Governor Pinkham states if the in
1 action or' action of the Congress of
the United States on certain matters
renders an extra, session of the legis
lature of the territory necessary, be
will undoubtedly call one.
That if local exigencies imperative
ly require an extra session, he may,
when all the items are placed before
him, call, one.
Every department territorial and
- counties, have had specific limitations
which carry legal con&equences.
. . If these have been disregarded and
consequences ignored, no law that can
be enacted will be obeyed, hence1 the
situation could be easily repeated.
The governor will not reach hasty
conclusions and will as heretofore
take non-partisan advice.
WAR PLOT CASE
The foregoing statement was given
to the Star-Bulletin from Governor
Pinkham's office today, after the gov
ernor had been asked as to his atti
tude toward the wish of the supervi
sors that an extra session of the legis
lature be called to enable the board to
solve its financial difficulties.
Liable for Contempt
Will the supervisors and Mayor
Lane be liable for contempt in case
any, action is taken definitely refusing
to appropriate funds for the necessary
expenses of the local circuit court?
This question, asked about town to-
v f Continued on page three)
T70P SAT F
No Arrests Will Be Made Until
District Attorney Examines
CON3UL GORDON ISSUES
FORMAL DENIAL OF ANY
KNOWLEDGE OF RECRUITS
Editor Honolulu Star-Bulletin..
Sir:" With reference to the ar-
ticlea that have appeared in your
paper regarding a conspiracy to
obtain soldiers from "the United
States army and induce them to-4-4-Join
r the British Jorces, arid the
arrest of certain men for parti-
- clpallng therein., I beg to inform
you officially that neither the 4-
4- British ? embassy at Washington -f
nor this consulate has any knowl- 4
edge of these men. '!
4' Yours truly, 4
4 ' V E. L. S. GORDO. L
4 II. B. M. Consul. 4
4 4 4 4-4-4 4 4 4 4 4 4-4 4 4- 4-4-
No new developments In the alleg
ed widespread plot to recruit local en
listed men and civilians for the Allies'
battle fronts in Europe are contem
plated, by the federal officials until
after the commissioner's hearing to
morrow of the case of Guy D. Randell,
W. R. Seligsen and R. B. Jefferson,
who are now under arrest charged
with complicity in the plot
There are Etill three warrants In
the marshal's possession, one of which
bears the name of Hawkshaw. Whe
ther these will be served, however,
depends upon the findings of District
Attorney Horace - W. Vaughan and
Marshal Smiddy, who this afternoon
were to look over a great mass of
evidence gathered by the latter of
No Special Grand Jury.
Randell. alias Kngland. al'rcadyhas
pleaded guilty to Commissioner
George S. Curry, and has been bound
o'er to the federal grand jury. ',: No
special Fession of the jury, has yet
been called, and this action probably
will not be taken, according to Mr.
Vaughan. j The next meeting of the
jury is scheduled to be held early next
month. , '" '. ' '.
Federal officials today intimated
that there are sure to be other war
rants issued following the examination
of the documentary! evidence, and
following the opening . up ' of i new
phases of the case. The evidence ia
to be thoroghly examined, however,
before the officials take any further
action. ' . . ; ! -
District Attorney : Vaughan' r says
that to date he has no evidence re
garding the complicity of any higher
ups in the case. . - .- - .
S ORDERED TO
COL. D. L. HOWELL
Commander of 1st Infantry at
Schofield Made 2nd Infan
: , try Post Commander
ORDER BRINGING COL.
y ROBERTS JRE REVOKED
Will Stay on Maihland, and Not
Succeed Col. Chatfield When
; He Retires for Age
...Revoking a recent order, and caus
ing great surprise to army men here,
an order was received at Fort Shafter
this morning; transferring Col. Dan
iel L. Howell, 1st Infantry, Schofleld
Barracks, to command of Fort Shafter
and the 2nd Infantry.
Col. Howell's pronioon takes effect
March 12, . Zome time ago. orders re
ceived here transferred Col Harris I
Roberts to command of thi po6t and
the 2nd Infantry, but today's order re
vokes a former one. and. CoL Roberts
is now to be attached to the 2nd In
fantry. He has been on the border,
and was to have come to Honolulu on
the April transport The new order
is a big surprise to army men at both
Col. Walter H. Chatfield is to be re
tired soon, because, of age. and Col.
Howell will take his place as com
mand in e officer of Fort Shafter. Col
Howell will be in command only eight
months before his tour. of duty in tne
Hawaiian Department expires and lie
returns to .the mainland,
v Orders naming the new command
ing officer of lh. 1st. Infantry, after
Cbtilowell leaves' "te regiment to
Ulce command of Fort Shafter, have
not. yet been received Here. ,
GAINING IN EAST;
Nominations for Officers Com
1: pleted Today; Election
on March 15
dominations for officers of the
Chamber of Commerce, to be voted on
at the annual election on March 15,
were completed by - the nominating
committee this morning. v '
' F.'. W. Macfarlane and George W.
Smith are slated as the nominees for
president to succeed Fred L. Wal
dron. The vice-presidential nominees
are J. P..-C. Hagens and 'J. T. Warren.
Candidates for the other, offices
are: . .-..A
Second vice-president Norman E.
Gedge, S.'S. Paxaon. .
Treasurer J. Ii Cockburn, R- H.
Directora (17 to be elected) George
H. Aneus. J. A. Balch. J. J. ' Belser,
E. A. Berndt O. A. Bierbach, F. E.
Blake' E E. Bodge. A. J. CampbelL
A: L. Castle, J. P. Cooke, R. A. Cooke,
M V J A T
j. . K. uait XMorman t. ueage, a. j.
GIgnoux, Albert Horner, Richard
I vers. M. M. Johnson. A. Lewis. Jr-
F. J. Lowrey. F. W. Macfarlane, S. S.
Paxson, T. ; H. Petrie, Georg Rodiek,
J. E. Sheedy. J. F. Soper, E. I. Spald
ing, A. F. Wall, J. T, Warren, F. T. P.
Waterhouse. G. P. Wilder, J. N. S.
Williams, J. M. Young, Norman Wat
kins, E. O. White.
tAMOcUtd Trtat fcy Federal Wirtltsa
CUMBERL.VND, Md., Feb. 29.
Seventy-one miners were trapped to
day as the result of a mine explosion.
Fifty-two were saved and six are
known to be dead. Rescuers are work
ing to save the remainder.
HOUSE BILL FOR NAVAL
ACADEMY HERE IS NOW
STARTING ON JOURNEY
The bill for the establishment of a
naval academy in Hawaii, proposed in
the Chamber of Commerce and backed
by . that organization, has been intro
duced in the lower house of Co'ngress,
according- to -cabled- information re
ceived by the Chamber of Commerce
from George McK. McClellan, recently
David I. Walsh, Former Massa
chusetts Governor, Thinks
Country Likes Policy
SEES NO ' PROSPECT OF
Believes Europe's ' Orders for
Implements of Peace Will
Equal! Munitions Trade
Between ; intervals of chucking
dimes to the diving boys alongside
the Matsonla. and remarking at the
beauty of Honolulu's bills and palis,
David I. Walsh, former governor, of
Massachusetts, . this morning said
Roosevelt has been gaining much
strength in the East in the last three
months, but that the great mass of
the people are still loyal to President
Wilson as the next presidential pos
sibilitr, "Htfghes is very much talked-of in
the .East, but there is uncertainty as
to; whether he will or will, not be a
capdlditeV said Mr. Walsh. "Roose
velt, is strong among the. Progressive
element of the Republicans, and also
in the pillar-to-post element who have
not agreed on any leader."
The former. governor : sajs .Roose
velt's galnirig: popularity is , largely
due to his outspoken opposition to
the admiuistfation's. foreign policies.
He has gotten together a following
of ; th e d tesatisf ied elemen t who m ant
to unite oft al common opponent" he
stated. V, ; ' ' v '
Patience l,fjipular, .N -
rTtnIfaOTilhisi TiowcTcr, It sebms
to. me , there iss a strong underlying
sentiment in favor of President Wil
son's policy of patience and gr?at cau
tion. His success so far in keepiug
us Qfjt war has gained him a much
larger popularity than is generally ap
precialed, "especially vin the state
where women vote. Toe ' California
press seems -to think the women vote
much Inclined toward the president.'
.That preparedness will not become
a party, slogan was the opinion of the
Massachusetts statesman, who paid
the queston is one of patriotism rath
er than party, and that all the war
ring elements are united to work to-'
gether along this line.
Speaking of business conditions in
the eastern states; Mr.. Walsh said'
"Business : was never so great as in
the eastern part of the XTnited States
at present Labor is in daman1.,
wages are increased and so much
money has never been mad befo'e.
Our prosperity" is marvelous.'
No Let-Up to Good Times.
The Massachusetts' man was not
Inclined to believe that the. cessation
of the European war - will me tn a
panic or setback of manufacturing in
this country. "We feol that the pe
riod cf reconstruction which wilf en
sue when the European conflict comes
to an end will necsssltite the pur
chase from the United States of just
as many materials of peac- as the
amount of war supplies we are now
selling the warring countries. Ei rope
will seek unlimited quantities of ma
chinery and supplies with vhl-h to
rebuild herself." .
Mr. Walsh says he is going :m from
Honolulu to tlie Philippines. China and
Japan to observe particularly in the
Philippines whether the Filipinos are
ready for the independence promised
them by the Jones bill. He will study
economic and political conditions in
The former governor w s met off
quarantine by C. H. and D. H. Mer
riam, who-knew him in Fitchburg
when be was practising law In the
Massachusetts city. D. H. Merriam is
visiting his brother here. Judge A. A.
Wilder was also off port to meet Mr.
Mr. Walsh was 33 years old when
elected governor. He is the second
youngest man to have been honored
with the governorship. Governor
Russell having been 37 when elected.
MORE THAN 1000 WOMEN
OF HAWAII NOW BELONG
TO NAVY LEAGUE OF U. S.
.More than 10O0 members are -now
on the rolls of the Hawaii -Chapter,
Woman's Section, Navy -League
of the United States. An-
nouncement to that effect was
morfo thfa tnnrnlntr kv f,a T a
Morton Riggs, chairman of the
- membershiD committee of the
Hawaii chapter. Yesterday Mrs. :
Rigg3 found that she lacked 40
names of the 1000 she was deter
mined to get by March 1. A-4-statement
in the press that 40
more women Mere wanted as "
members got results in a short
time, and there will be several
more than the necessary 1000 bv
tonight it is expected. .
NEW YORK STOCK
- . .. ' ' : . :
Following are the closing prices of
stocks on tht New York market to
day, tent by the Associate Pre over
the Federal Wireless:
. . Yester-
Alaska Gold ......
American Smelter .......
American Sugar Rfg..
American Tel. A Tel
Anaconda Copper ..
Atchison ... .. .. . . .
Baldwin Loco. .. . . . . . .
Baltimore & Ohio ......
Bethlehem Steel .......
Canadian Pacific ......
C M. & St P. (St. Paul)
Colo. Fuel & Iron.......
Crucible Steel . .... . . .
Erie Common ..,....
General Electric ..... .
General Motor ........
Great Northern Pfd .. . .
Inter. Harv., N. J
Lehigh R. R. .
New York Central .....
Pennsylvania . .. ...... .
Ray ConsoL' ..... ... .
Southern Pacific ...
Tennesse Copper . .....
Union Pacific ... ......
U. 8. Steel ...........
U. S. Steel Pfd.;.;....
Western Union .... ...
Weatinghoute ... . .
IN RED MEXICO
. Auoclataa Frsa fey rail tral Wirtless
WASHINGTON", D. C , Feb. 29. 3
--The murder of G rover C' Varn, tf
an American. jy Villista soldiers X
'25. miles :rorth of Durango, Mex- X
ico, has been officially reiort?d
to- the state department. No de
tails 'are given. :
The department of justice re
ports today that Gen. Felix Diaz,
hoping to start a new revolution,
sailed on Febiuary 18; from Tam
pa, for Tierra.
if g M If it K Tr V K X " SJi
HITS; TOTAL LOSS
. r Associated Prm ty Ttiml WlrelMi)
. MARSHFIELD, Ore, Feb. 29. The
steamer Fifleld, from San : Francisco
for Bandon, struck the Coquille river
jetty today and will be a total loss.
All on board were saved, being con
veyed ashore by prompt , use of the
The following cablegram from offi
cial German sources was received late
"German Headquarters, Feb. 28.
On the west front artillery engage
ments are exceedingly violent in sevr
eral places. On the front north of
Arraa there has been , interrupted
mine activity and the German have
destroyed by blasting about 40 meters
of the enemy's position. In Cham
pagne the Germans after efficient ar
tillery preparation began an attack on
both aides of the road between the
Somme and Souain and . conquered
Navarin farm and the French posi
tions on both sides, about 1600 meters
long, imprisoning. 26 officers and 1009
men, taking nine machine guna and
ln the Verdun district new masses
of reinforcements concentrated by the
enemy exhausted themselves in fruit
less attempt to attack the German
position in and near the fortress of
Douaumont and HaHrdamont The
Germans have cleared the Meuse pen
insula now of the enemy. In the di
rection of Vacherauville the Germans
have advanced their lines further,
also toward' Bras. In the Woevre
plain the foot of Cotellerraine was
reached from the east in several
places. : '
"German Headquarters, Feb. 23
Increased artillery activity today con
tinued in many places. East of the
Meuse the Germane stormed a small
armored fortification at Clost north
west of the village of Douaumont
"Renewed stacks of the enemy in
this district are already frustrated.
"In the Woevre plain the Germans
pawed Dieppe, Aucourt and Blanzee
northeast of Warn and Onviile and
atormed Manheulles and Champion.
"Up to laat night there were count
ed 228 officers and. 16,575 men un
wounded prisoners; 78 cannons taken,
among which were heavy guns of the
pv rn4,, , r t tf fifing
BOTH SIDES TODAY CLAIMING
SUCCESS- PARIS SAYS POINT
OF ATTACK NOW BEING MOVED
FRENCH MILITARY OBSERVERS BELIEVE GERMANS NO
LONGER HOPE TO BREAK LINES THINK TEUTON ARMY
NUMBERED 750,000 BERLIN DECLARES WOEVRE
PLhlN BEING CLEARED OF FRENCH AND GERMANS WIN
NING MANY VANTAGE POINTS SUBMARINE WARFARE
AGAIN(IN DIPLOMATIC CONSIDERATION
(Associated Press Service by Federal Wireless.)
PARIS, France, Feb. 29.-In ferocitj' of fighting '-.ami in losses
on both sides, tluv battle- of Vrdun, now in its sixth day, is taking
rank as one of t lie greatest battles of the entire war and if the re
ports of losses prove-correct, will become one of the blooliest en
gagements in all history. ' - v ?
the front and estimating the number of those engaged, have eome to
the conclusion that (jJermany '.had massed an army exceeding 7"0,(XX)
men in the vicinity of Verdun to cut through the French lines if pos
sible and win the strategic fortress that guards the road to Paris.
The opinion of the press today is that the ''situation is ."decidedly
longer arc the frontal attacks in mass so powerful, leatls the critie
to think that the German staff now does not hope to break through
the French lines! .' ';. ' ' ' -' . -.,"-
That the German strokes are diminishing in their smashmtj
power Tsj the consensus of opinion based on the despatches from the
torn front. Renewals of the severe offensive are expected, but at
different points from those where the principal attacks have been
llMllll l . - ' : ... '-,
2ays bermans; f ell in ureat hiasses
s- mm mm ". v;;-.
PARIS, -France, Feb. 4J9.-Graphie,dcsc'rjptioiis of the ,Venluh
fighting arti given by soldiers sent home -ioUh(Ted ""'from the front.
One of them declares: ' " : .;. ' '.' -
: ''The Germans advanced in serried masses. Our shrj)r.et shells
fell among them and cleared great gaps in their ranks. The artillery
tore ana cut tnem like scythes would do. Limhs or men ami trei-?,
and bodies, were hurled into the air and fragments of flesh tell
among us. T . ' '- : V. '"- '.; ''-, ', ;
"The machine guns mowed down the Gernians, who were massed
so that their dead at times could not fall.
"Severe air pressure, the result of continuous firing, sent the
blood rushing to our ears and the lungs almost ceased working un
der the strain." : ;, ' '-' -'.-''. . :. '-;-'-
News from the front is that the bombardment north of Verduii
continues with ereat intensity. The Germans were reDulsed in bloodV
hand-to-hand fighting near the village of Douaumont. The Germans
have taken the village of Manheulles, which is now under fire,and
the attack is: working northward.
Woevre Pto BetoTffon, Says Berlin
BERLIN, Germany, Feb. 29. Official announcements declare
that the German camnaitrn alorisr the AVoevr'e' plain, part of the
Verdun battle, is progressing.' The Germans have passed the villages
of Dieppe, Albaucourt, and Blanzee,' and captured Manheulles and
Champton. ' x';'' "' ::-':-'?--::r - ' ; ;
V .The total unwoiinded soldiers captured in recent operations
number 16,575. Also 78 cannon and 86 machine guns have been taken.
uciuiau uuuiiicuiiicd ucaujr iu uuiuc
BERLIN, Germany, Feb. 29. Statesmen assert today that Ger
many's new ruling in submarine warfare will positively go into effect
as announced, at midnight tonight. Under this ruling Germany will
treat every, armed merchantman as a warship, and attack witliout
warning. Austria has made a similar announcement.
Wilson And Cabinet Discuss Move
WASHINGTON, D. C Feb: 29. Germany s latest submarine
communication Avas discussed today by the president and his cabinet
but no decision as to policy or action was arrived Vat. Further daft
is awaited, the information at hand being deemed incomplete.
Italian Liners Allowed to Clear
; WASHINGTON, D. C. Feb. 29. The Italian liners Giuseppe
Verdi and San Guglielmo, which are carrying guns, were allowed to
clear from New York today on assurances from the. Italian govern
ment that the armament was lor defensive purposes only.
French Auxiliary Sunk; Most Saved
rYtvi. rrance, teo. zj. Ltie rrencn auxiliary cruiser rrov
ence was sunk on Saturday in the Mediterranean sea, it was an
nounced today. At Malta 296 survivors have been lauded. The
total survivors are estimated at 870.
Turks Fall Back From Trebizond
LONDON, England, Feb. 29. A Central News despatch frura
Petrograd says that the Turks are hastily evacuating Trebizond and
oiner Jiesopotamian ana Armenian towns.
British Casualties Are LessenmT